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Blogtober 2021 : Day 16

I hope you’ve had a beautiful Saturday!  I’ve been out all day in the present day on the opening of Sew Station, the brand new yarn store in Warrington, and though I’ve acquired a lot to let you know about it, I’m going to depart that for tomorrow.  Right now, I’m going to indicate you all these backyard photographs I didn’t present you the opposite day as an alternative 🙂

A glass bowl of raspberries and large plum tomatoes sitting on the grass next to some more plum tomatoes on the vine and some raspberry canes which have been cut down.

My plan was to chop a conifer hedge in order that I may measure up the previous veg packing containers which might be subsequent to it as they want changing.  My Dad constructed them for me not lengthy after we moved in right here and we’ve been right here 18 years so I don’t assume they owe me something, however they’re beginning to fall to bits now.  I’ve just lately been studying about organising your time across the “huge rocks” in your schedule the place the massive rocks are the massive duties that you just wish to deal with, and I’ve realised that I’m extraordinarily good at figuring out the massive rocks … after which eager to do them suddenly.  So my plan beforehand would have been to chop the conifer hedge, measure the veg packing containers, plant some Winter bedding vegetation, begin clearing out one other border and probably even do some Autumn pruning – within the area of an hour and a half – which anyone can see isn’t going to occur, but it surely nonetheless didn’t cease me from considering that I may after which getting cross after I couldn’t!  Not this time, although!  I made a decision I used to be simply going to chop the hedge, and located that as a result of I wasn’t dashing to do the whole lot, I had time to choose the final of the raspberries and the tomatoes.

A flatlay on the grass of plum and baby plum tomatoes, some on the grass on the vine and others in a glass bowl, with my purple wellies for perspective.

I even had time to get the shredder out in order that I correctly completed one job earlier than beginning on the subsequent.

A ladybird on the cream plastic housing of a garden shredder.

There are many ladybirds round in the intervening time!

Two ladybirds on a black plastic garden bucket. There is a big crack in the plastic.

Nicely, I used to be more than happy with myself, not over-stretching myself, I can let you know!  I do know, I do know, you most likely do that with out even fascinated about it however I’m significantly good at over-estimating what I can do within the time that I’ve so this felt like a triumph to me 🙂

After that, I really had time to stroll across the backyard to have a look at the whole lot earlier than I needed to go and acquire not so small daughter from college.  The leaves on the timber will not be altering a lot however the backyard is certainly beginning to tackle a Autumn really feel.

Witchhazel leaves which have turned shades of red and orangeRed and orange French marigold flowers against green leavesYellow evening primrose flowers.Yellow calendula flowers.Orange calendula flowers.

All these reds and oranges!  Oh, they’re simply lovely!

The witch hazel (Hamamelis) is wanting fabulous this 12 months with these vibrant orange leaves.  It’s simply beautiful.  The French marigolds (Tagetes) are wanting wonderful as nicely – I’ve by no means grown these earlier than (I used to be given the seeds) and if I’m sincere, I by no means fancied them as a result of my Dad used to develop quite a lot of Tagetes in his greenhouse to maintain the greenfly away from his tomatoes they usually all the time used to odor a bit peculiar.  These, although, outdoors the place I can’t odor them, are making me very pleased!

There’s nonetheless a lot night primrose round in my backyard too.  I don’t know if it’s too late for the night bugs that love them at the moment of the 12 months however the vegetation are flourishing within the milder climate we’ve had just lately.  All of the marigolds (Calendula) too – I’ve planted so a lot of them through the years and picked up the seed and planted them the subsequent 12 months that I don’t know if these had been initially named varieties or not.  My favourites are all the time the unique selection and people candy daisy-like flowers fill me with pleasure each time I see them.

I’ll be planting extra seeds subsequent 12 months!

A brown seed head from a marigold plant.

I’ll go away you with photographs of one other favorite – lamb’s ears or Stachys byzantina.  As lovely within the rain as when it’s dry, I all the time cease to stroke these delicate, downy leaves – I can’t assist myself!

Grey fuzzy leaves with rain droplets on them. Grey fuzzy leaves with rain droplets on them.

I’ll see you tomorrow for tales of yarn and cake! 🙂


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